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Dates for the FA Cup semi-finals are revealed

• BBC snaps up Everton tie on the Saturday night • BT Sport to televise the Crystal Palace v Watford clash The dates of the FA Cup semi-finals have been confirmed. Everton, sixth round winners over Chelsea , will take on either West Ham United or Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 23 April (5.15pm), a game which will be televised by the BBC. Continue reading…

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West Ham enjoy view looking down on Chelsea – but challenge is to stay there

West Ham have been the poor relations in a one-sided rivalry for a long time but on Saturday they hope to secure a Premier League double over Chelsea On one side of London, they are revelling in their most enjoyable season since Alan Pardew’s briefly endearing collection of young hopefuls, wily old pros and outsiders were denied their moment of glory by that improbable rocket of an equaliser from Steven Gerrard in the FA …

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Antonio says no to Jamaica for England

West Ham’s Michail Antonio tells Football Focus he turned down the opportunity to play for Jamaica to represent England.

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Everton wait to face West Ham or Manchester United in FA Cup semi-finals

• Hammers and United vie for Wembley date • Crystal Palace play Watford in other semi-final Crystal Palace will play Watford and Everton will face either West Ham or Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-finals. Related: FA Cup semi-final draw – as it happened Continue reading…

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Everton to face Man Utd or West Ham

Everton will face either Manchester United or West Ham in the FA Cup semi-finals, while Crystal Palace take on Watford.

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Louis van Gaal the survivor needs silverware to shield him from bullet | Jamie Jackson

Defeat to West Ham in the FA Cup, ahead of the Europa League tie against Liverpool and 171st Manchester derby on Sunday, could have spelled the end for the Dutchman, but Old Trafford’s Teflon Don lives on Anthony Martial’s late equaliser saved Manchester United and cast him as the man to throw Louis van Gaal a lifeline at the start of eight days which might have marked the beginning of the end …

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Manchester United v West Ham United: FA Cup quarter-final – live!

• Minute-by-minute updates from Old Trafford • Follow Aston Villa v Spurs – live! • All the latest scores from around Europe • Email rob.smyth@theguardian.com 3.29pm GMT Remember this Berbatov brilliance v West Ham to set up Ronaldo? #mufc https://t.co/LkPVqPz2Qt 3.29pm GMT The Joy of Six: FA Cup quarter-finals The first entry is Leicester v Shrewsbury. And if you don’t know the story, you really should get clicking. Related: Football | The…

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Fever pitch: meet the king of ribs and hot sauce

Mark Gevaux, the Rib Man, is a one-legged former butcher with a passion for ribs and West Ham If you want to know what “casual dining” in east London was like before the street-food boom, take a stroll from Upton Park tube station to West Ham’s stadium on match day. Not much has changed. The smoky line of stalls and takeaways offer the same rubbery burgers, wan hotdogs and greasy chips it has …

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Defiant Louis van Gaal adamant three-year Manchester United plan on track

• ‘We are in three different competitions and a lot of others cannot say that’ • Manchester United preparing for Cup tie at West Ham after Liverpool loss If Louis van Gaal is fighting for his Manchester United future after the humbling defeat at Liverpool in the Europa League, his defiant response was to point out that his side were still fighting on three fronts and claim his three-year plan is working. “We are in three different competitions, and at this…

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West Ham stun 10-man Everton as Dimitri Payet seals fightback win

Season tickets at Goodison Park come with a guarantee of entertainment and the promise of frustration. Those at the Olympic Stadium may come with the carrot of Champions League football. Everton announced on Friday that they are reducing prices for next season. West Ham United are raising expectations for it. An extraordinary comeback, featuring three goals in 12 minutes, turned defeat into victory and maintained their hopes of a top-four finish. Credibility was stretched as the points were pilfered. …

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Chambers looks to Ferdinand model

Colchester United’s West Ham loanee Leo Chambers says he models himself on former England defender Rio Ferdinand.

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Champions League unrealistic – Bilic

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic feels the prospect of qualification for the Champions League this season is unrealistic.

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The Dozen: this week’s best top-flight photos

Our favourite pictures from this week’s Premier League matches Continue reading…

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Michail Antonio strikes early to give West Ham victory over Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur’s long wait to top the elite at a pivotal stage of the campaign goes on. This defeat may not derail their first persuasive title challenge in three decades for long, particularly given events elsewhere in this comically unpredictable race, but frailties previously hidden were exposed in the East End. A team who had shown few signs of pressure played here as if they realised how close they might be to a…

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West Ham warn fans to behave in derby against Spurs

• Co-chairmen say they will not tolerate vile chanting at game • ‘Racist, antisemitic and homophobic behaviour will be punished’ West Ham have urged their fans to behave during the derby showdown with Tottenham on Wednesday night. The fixture has been marred in the past by incidents of antisemitic chanting as well as violence, with one man stabbed before the meeting at White Hart Lane in November. Related: Michail Antonio’s winner for West

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The Gallery | Dimitri Payet

This week’s winner is Alastair Wake who wins a copy of Got, Not Got: Shirt Tales & Short Stories: The Lost World of Football Kits . Next week we’d like your takes on the new Fifa president, Gianni Infantino . Send your efforts to gallery@theguardian.com by noon on Monday 7 March as a jpeg, complete with a caption . Anyone who forgets will have to book Louis van Gaal for diving Continue reading…

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West Ham win Kouyate red card appeal

West Ham win their appeal against Cheikhou Kouyate’s red card in their FA Cup fifth-round win at Blackburn.

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FA Cup: talking points from the fifth-round matches

Willy Caballero is too much of a risk for Manchester City to play in Capital One Cup final while Nabil Bentaleb’s Tottenham season may now be all but over With all the focus on Manuel Pellegrini’s team selection, the post-match reaction to the heaviest defeat in Manchester City’s Abu Dhabi era largely overlooked the fact that some of the least impressive performances came from their senior players. Martín Demichelis was once a centre-half of high reputation …

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Draw numbers for FA Cup quarter-finals

Find out the numbers for each team in the FA Cup fifth-round draw, which takes place at 18:00 GMT on Sunday on BBC Two.

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Blackburn’s Corry Evans ready for hectic schedule and West Ham in FA Cup

Midfielder has 11 games for club and country and second child on the way as he makes up for lost time on Old Trafford margins Bright-eyed, fresh-faced and straight-backed, Corry Evans positively radiates health and fitness. Given his impending schedule, such vitality seems not so much a good thing as an absolute necessity. Evans, who is 25, is not the type to slump or mooch but even he leans, albeit …

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Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United: match preview

With Dimitri Payet starting for West Ham it is very difficult seeing Blackburn be able to have any riposte to the French international’s technical ability. However, Paul Lambert ended Blackburn’s nine-game wait for a Championship win with an impressive victory over Fulham on Tuesday night and will be confident his side can come achieve a shock victory to advance into the quarter-finals. Graham Searles Kick-off Sunday 2pm Continue reading…

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Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday’s FA Cup game between Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United.

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Andy Carroll out of West Ham’s FA Cup trip to Blackburn through injury

• Carroll suffered adductor injury in Premier League draw at Norwich • Injury-plagued striker had only just returned from treatment table Andy Carroll is back on the treatment table and will miss Sunday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie at Blackburn. The 27-year-old had just returned from a month out with a hamstring problem when he suffered an adductor injury after coming on as a substitute during last weekend’s 2-2 draw at…

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Football transfer rumours: John Terry to West Ham United?

Today’s fluff is happy as a clam As the Mill knows more than most, it often tends to pay to take the easy option. We all have crazy dreams and outlandish thoughts at times – Why don’t you pack in the job, buy that campervan and head off around the world? Maybe you’d finish that Booker Prize-winning novel if only you left behind the rat race and moved to a sheep farm on …

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West Ham’s Nikica Jelavic joins Chinese second division side Beijing Renhe

• 30-year-old striker become latest high-profile player moving to China • Tim Cahill, meanwhile, terminates deal with Shanghai Shenhua Nikica Jelavic has completed his switch from West Ham to the Chinese second division side Beijing Renhe. Related: Football transfer rumours: Manchester United to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang? Related: The great windfall of China: a football revolution that may lead to World Cup | Owen Gibson Continue reading…

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Jack Collison forced to retire aged 27 after persistent knee injuries

• Former West Ham and Wales midfielder dislocated kneecap in 2009 • Collison had been playing at Peterborough and will now focus on coaching The former West Ham and Wales midfielder Jack Collison is retiring from football at the age 27 because of persistent knee problems . After making 121 appearances during an injury-hit time at West Ham, the midfielder moved to Peterborough in the summer hoping to kickstart his career. Collison made 12 appearances for…

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Tottenham Hotspur 20
2 Liverpool 20
3 Chelsea 18
4 Leicester City 18
5 Southampton 17
6 Everton 16
7 Aston Villa 15
8 West Ham United 14
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14
10 Manchester United 13
11 Crystal Palace 13
12 Arsenal 13
13 Manchester City 12
14 Leeds United 11
15 Newcastle United 11
16 Brighton & Hov… 9
17 Burnley 5
18 Fulham 4
19 West Bromwich Albion 3
20 Sheffield United 1

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